Baptism & Initiation

Baptism is the first of the Sacraments of Initiation together with Confirmation and Communion. To request Baptism for an infant or young child please complete the Baptism Request Form and return to parish office.

Preparation for Baptism requires attendance at a Baptism preparation session, and presentation of the child at a Sunday Mass.  A sponsor is required and two sponsors are recommended; a sponsor needs to be a Catholic who has received the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.

A stipend of $100 is requested for the upkeep of the priest and a $10 admin fee. If the family lives outside the parish a further $50 is required. Preparation session for Baptism takes place on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.

For Adults who seek Baptism or who seek to explore becoming catholic there is a process of meetings that are held over some weeks called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).